AKITA Drilling Ltd. is a premier oil and gas drilling contractor with drilling operations throughout Western Canada, New Brunswick, Quebec, Canada’s Northern Territories and the North Slope of Alaska. The Company strives to be the industry leader in customer relations, employee expertise, safety, equipment quality and drilling performance. In addition to conventional drilling, the Company specializes in purpose-built arctic and heavy oil pad drilling rigs and is active in directional, horizontal and underbalanced drilling providing specialized drilling services to a broad range of independent and multinational oil and gas companies. At full operations, AKITA employs approximately 800 people. The Company has ownership in 39 drilling rigs in all depth ranges.